Science in Medicine Lecture with Kristina Adams-Waldorf, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

"An Expanding Landscape of Infections Targeting Pregnancy: From Molecular Biology to Novel Therapies and Prophylaxis to Protect the Mother and Fetus" Some infections during pregnancy can lead to preterm birth, stillbirth, and/or congenital anomalies in the fetus. Historically, only a small number of infections were thought to infect and injure the fetus. In 2015-2016, a

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Lisa Poole, PhD

I’m a scientist with a wide variety of research experience. I started studying archaeal organisms in college, then progressed to human cell lines and in vitro systems in grad school. Then I rounded out my experience with in vivo animal models and patient-derived samples as a post-doc. I’ve learned several methods including X-ray crystallography, southern

New Investigator Lecture with David Veesler, PhD

"Structure-guided design of SARS-CoV-2 subunit vaccines" The emergence of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus at the end of 2019 resulted in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, bringing the world to a standstill. A few weeks after the first SARS-CoV-2 isolate was sequenced, my lab demonstrated that ACE2 is a functional receptor and provided atomic-level information of the viral spike infection machinery which

Science in Medicine Lecture with Joseph Mougous, PhD

"The Big Consequences of Micro-Scale Warfare" Though they are by definition single-celled organisms, bacteria can exhibit properties more often ascribed to multicellular life. Our group aims to identify, characterize, and eventually, exploit, pathways that bacteria use for intercellular communication and competition. In this presentation, I will discuss our recent progress toward understanding the diversity of mechanisms by

New Investigator Lecture with Kemi M. Doll, M.D., MSCR

"Using Critical Race Approaches to Address Inequity in Endometrial Cancer in the United States" Dr. Kemi Doll is a gynecologic oncologist at the University of Washington. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of OBGYN and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health. Her research

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Dr. Shivani Ludwig

Dr. Shivani Ludwig is a Healthcare Program Manager at Amazon Web Services, building and improving sales motions and operations for a growing team serving non-profit health systems and hospitals all over the US. Before joining AWS, she worked for 3 years as a Technical Program Manager at the innovation consultancy startup Xinova, where she translated

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Anna Hughes, Ph.D.

I am a Research Molecular Biologist in the Agricultural Research Services at the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Within the Foodborne Toxin Detection and Prevention Research Unit, I work to improve methods for the detection and reduction of bacterial toxins in food.  In this seminar, I will tell you about my experience leaving academia and what

Bioscience Careers Seminar with Fang Yin Lo, Ph.D.

Dr. Lo has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from National Taiwan University, a master's in biochemistry and molecular biology from National Taiwan University Medical School, and a Ph.D. in molecular and cellular biology from University of Washington. During her Ph.D., she worked on transcriptional regulatory network of an archaea species at the Institute for

Distinguished Scientist Lecture with Ning Zheng, Ph.D.

"Targeted Protein Degradation in Biology and Drug Discovery" Start Zoom Webinar Here Research in the Zheng lab seeks to understand the intricate interactions and coordinated functions of proteins and signaling molecules found in eukaryotes ranging from fungi, plants to humans. Using a structural biology approach, Zheng and his team conduct studies that span several interwoven

SIM: New Investigator Lecture with Andrea Wills, Ph.D.

HSB D 209 (Turner Auditorium) 1959 NE Pacific St, Seattle, WA

"Decoding the molecular requirements for complex tissue regeneration" A major goal of regenerative medicine is to improve health outcomes for patients that experience traumatic injuries such as limb loss or spinal cord injury by promoting regenerative healing. My group focuses on defining the mechanisms that first couple injury to regeneration rather than scarring. To do